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Title: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on December 17, 2013, 08:22:59 pm
2015 target Deyonta Davis committed Michigan State. What's awesome is Stony Brook was in his top 5

http://muskegonbigredsports.com/2013/12/16/deyonta-davis-commits-to-michigan-state/
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on December 17, 2013, 08:43:25 pm
Good news we are  drawing high profile  athletes  in all sports. Too bad  he is going to Mich State. But hey maybe we get the next one  for basketball or football or some other  sport.  Get few here and there and we get noticed even more . Still think our best times are still ahead of us !
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on December 17, 2013, 10:01:27 pm
2015 target Deyonta Davis committed Michigan State. What's awesome is Stony Brook was in his top 5

I do agree that our recruits are getting better.  I'm sure, however, that Davis's inclusion of SBU in his top 5 was largely influenced by his high school teammate--DeShaun Thrower.  Can't wait to see that kid in a Seawolves uniform!!  I saw a recent writeup on him that said that he has amazing shooting range and is devastating on defense!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: SaltySeawolf on July 15, 2014, 05:10:00 pm
A little mouse told me that Coach Pikiell was in Europe with every intention of inking a 7 footer.  Interesting indeed.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on July 15, 2014, 05:29:56 pm
A little mouse told me that Coach Pikiell was in Europe with every intention of inking a 7 footer.  Interesting indeed.
 

How sweet would that be!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbupatriots on July 15, 2014, 09:09:27 pm
SaltySeawolf: You've now mentioned Ivan Rabb and a 7 footer.... cite your sources please!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on July 15, 2014, 09:23:53 pm
A true 7 footer would be a huge get for us if he can shoot and defend.  Go get em coach!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on July 15, 2014, 10:34:40 pm
A little mouse told me that Coach Pikiell was in Europe with every intention of inking a 7 footer.  Interesting indeed.

To be on campus in September or for the 2015-2016 school year?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: SaltySeawolf on July 16, 2014, 12:14:32 am
OK - the Rabb post on the AE boards was purely trolling.  The seven footer I do not have good specifics about (Eastern European maybe) but was told Coach had every intention of getting him here right now.  We do have a scholarship to replace Walker if we need it correct?  Let me do some digging and get some better info for you.  Coach made the trip overseas - I do not know the result.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbupatriots on July 16, 2014, 09:13:36 am
Hope this is true! Would put Jameel back to the PF where he should be
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: ry1nik on July 16, 2014, 12:36:25 pm
More importantly, hope that he is not a dud. A lot of 6'8" guys can play center more effectively than a lot of 7 footers can, especially at the low-major level. There was a 6'11" center during SBU's D-III days in the 70s, and he was an average center at best.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on July 16, 2014, 02:47:27 pm
Any chance we can put a name to this mystery prospect?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on July 16, 2014, 08:26:49 pm
Too bad LeBron  turned us down  -LOL
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: SaltySeawolf on August 01, 2014, 08:08:08 pm
The 7 footer didn't pan out.  While he was Finisher he was not good enough.  Confident we will be bringing in one more player (probably European) before school starts.  (Like my play on words there?)
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on August 02, 2014, 02:11:30 pm
The 7 footer didn't pan out.  While he was Finisher he was not good enough.  Confident we will be bringing in one more player (probably European) before school starts.  (Like my play on words there?)

It seems to me that time is extremely short now to add someone new to the roster for this year.  Am I wrong about that?  It would be a shame to upset the chemistry of a team whose members have apparently bonded with each other over the summer and, I think, have already started to work out together.  A rush to add a lesser player from those remaining at this stage just because he's a true "big", I think would be a serious mistake.  I'd like to see how the new guys perform and give this team a shot to mature.

Instead, I'd like to see a full court press on getting a really good big man for next year, who can grow with the team.  I've been checking out the write-ups on the '15 PF/C candidates, and found the following to be particularly interesting.  If any of you, who are closer to the program than I am, agree; perhaps you could call attention to them to one of Coach P's staff.  I picked them (although info is severely limited) because they are not currently overwhelmed with offers, seem to be highly talented with good upside potential, are in areas where SBU has recruited before and seem to be in situations indicating solid academic standing.

I'd be interested in some feedback.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on August 02, 2014, 02:22:49 pm
Please note that my previous post was incomplete and should be disregarded.  Please read this one instead.  Sorry (and thanks):

 
It seems to me that time is extremely short now to add someone new to the roster for this year.  Am I wrong about that?  It would be a shame to upset the chemistry of a team whose members have apparently bonded with each other over the summer and, I think, have already started to work out together.  A rush to add a lesser player from those remaining at this stage just because he's a true "big", I think would be a serious mistake.  I'd like to see how the new guys perform and give this team a shot to mature.

Instead, I'd like to see a full court press on getting a really good big man for next year, who can grow with the team.  I've been checking out the write-ups on the '15 PF/C candidates, and found the following to be particularly interesting.  If any of you, who are closer to the program than I am, agree; perhaps you could call attention to them to one of Coach P's staff.  I picked them (although info is severely limited) because they are not currently overwhelmed with offers or too heavily recruited, seem to be highly talented with good upside potential, are in areas where SBU has recruited before and seem to be in situations indicating solid academic standing.

I'd be interested in some feedback.  Here are the names:

Seth Dugan (Ostego, MI)
Jimbo Lull (Palos Verdes, CA)
Antonio Vrankovic (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Brad Brechting (Cedar Springs, MI)
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 02, 2014, 09:42:26 pm
  I agree  Gold.  Bring in a new  guy in November through a NLOI and start him fresh next summer.  We are not hurting for bigs at the moment. Don't redshirt next season but give him some minutes since Warney and King will be seniors and let him gain some experience.  Then in 2016  let him play . A good 6'10 plus kid around 250 world work.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on September 25, 2014, 03:01:25 pm
How's this for some interesting Twitter traffic?

RT @: Ahmad Walker (6'4/G/2015) of Barton County CC will take an official visit to Albany this weekend. - See more at: http://verbalcommits.com/players/ahmad-walker#sthash.aLSvoHIh.dpuf
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on September 25, 2014, 03:26:44 pm
How's this for some interesting Twitter traffic?

RT @: Ahmad Walker (6'4/G/2015) of Barton County CC will take an official visit to Albany this weekend. - See more at: http://verbalcommits.com/players/ahmad-walker#sthash.aLSvoHIh.dpuf

That's sick. What are we in the NBA????
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on March 25, 2015, 06:30:21 pm
Here's some hot news!!  Looks like both Scott King and Chris Braley will be transferring, opening up two potentially immediately impactful schollys for 2015-2016 to fill in a big hurry.  If Coach P. and his staff play their card right, this could turn out to be a huge boost for the Seawolves!!  I hate to see the guys go, but what an opportunity this could be.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on March 25, 2015, 07:05:09 pm
Scott King and Chris braley transferring out of SB.. Why is that you ask?? I'll tell you why! Coach P hardly ever played King...  I was stomping my feet all season screaming at coach P for not starting or using King more often..I'm surprised Warney and Tre didn't leave the program too.... Braley is no lost to the program.. I am angry again!!!!!It will open up 2 scholarships or transfers for next season. I'm not sure who's left this late in the season for scholarships though. !!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on March 25, 2015, 08:46:49 pm
There are a bunch of JUCO showcases around the country this time of year.  Maybe one of them and/or an international player.   Can understand Braley wanting to leave to get PT.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on March 26, 2015, 08:45:23 am
Here's an idea!!  Wouldn't it be great if Tyler Harris could play his last year of eligibility at SBU--in front of his hometown fans and family?  The Seawolves and Tyler could be a match made in heaven.  He was a big star at HHH West high school a few years back, and averaged in double figures against really tough competition at Providence.  His situation is the mirror image of Scott King's, as he would have immediate playing eligibility as a grad student at SBU.  His older brother Harris plays in the NBA.  He would fill a much needed additional scoring threat inside, and open things up more for Warney and McGrew.  He's not a big rebounder, but could certainly fill  a need at SF/Wing, where Nyama has not yet seemed to achieve consistency.  Somebody should whisper in Coach P's ear about this, don't you think?

http://pcbb1917.com/2015/03/24/tyler-harris-wont-return-to-providence-next-season/
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on March 26, 2015, 08:58:37 am
Here's an idea!!  Wouldn't it be great if Tyler Harris could play his last year of eligibility at SBU--in front of his hometown fans and family?  The Seawolves and Tyler could be a match made in heaven.  He was a big star at HHH West high school a few years back, and averaged in double figures against really tough competition at Providence.  His situation is the mirror image of Scott King's, as he would have immediate playing eligibility as a grad student at SBU.  His older brother Harris plays in the NBA.  He would fill a much needed additional scoring threat inside, and open things up more for Warney and McGrew.  He's not a big rebounder, but could certainly fill  a need at SF/Wing, where Nyama has not yet seemed to achieve consistency.  Somebody should whisper in Coach P's ear about this, don't you think?

http://pcbb1917.com/2015/03/24/tyler-harris-wont-return-to-providence-next-season/
   Just sent Harris a Tweet on Twitter asking him to consider SB and to contact coach P..... Maybe he will respond
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 26, 2015, 11:12:36 am
is it odd that king would transfer so late in the career?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on March 26, 2015, 03:58:52 pm
is it odd that king would transfer so late in the career?

If he weren't graduating, I would agree.  But, I could certainly understand, given his limited playing time, immediate eligibility to play somewhere else and potentially wanting to pursue his graduate work at a different university from where he completed his BA, why he would make a move.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if he turned up at UNH or somewhere else in New England to be closer to home.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 02, 2015, 12:30:58 pm
Here's an idea!!  Wouldn't it be great if Tyler Harris could play his last year of eligibility at SBU--in front of his hometown fans and family? 
http://pcbb1917.com/2015/03/24/tyler-harris-wont-return-to-providence-next-season/
   Just sent Harris a Tweet on Twitter asking him to consider SB and to contact coach P..... Maybe he will respond

Looks like it's not in the cards.  Hope Coach P. will come up with one or two good ones.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 09, 2015, 08:14:39 am
Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that although the Seawolves have two open schollys and a clear need for improved and consistent shooting, that there have apparently been no offers put forward for any of the available transfers or JUCO players out there?  I've seen press re: some pretty good ones, but many  (even those with immediate eligibility to play) seem to be being gobbled up by other schools.  Anybody have a clue as to what the scoop is, or how much of a "full court press" Coach P. and his staff are putting forward on the hunt?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 09, 2015, 12:57:08 pm
Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that although the Seawolves have two open schollys and a clear need for improved and consistent shooting, that there have apparently been no offers put forward for any of the available transfers or JUCO players out there?  I've seen press re: some pretty good ones, but many  (even those with immediate eligibility to play) seem to be being gobbled up by other schools.  Anybody have a clue as to what the scoop is, or how much of a "full court press" Coach P. and his staff are putting forward on the hunt?

That question is being asked  today to coach P and I'll give you a report later!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 10, 2015, 05:48:08 am
Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that although the Seawolves have two open schollys and a clear need for improved and consistent shooting, that there have apparently been no offers put forward for any of the available transfers or JUCO players out there?  I've seen press re: some pretty good ones, but many  (even those with immediate eligibility to play) seem to be being gobbled up by other schools.  Anybody have a clue as to what the scoop is, or how much of a "full court press" Coach P. and his staff are putting forward on the hunt?

That question is being asked  today to coach P and I'll give you a report later!!!!
It's my understanding Coach P is traveling to London to look at a prospect and then next stop Virginia. I have no idea if these prospects are JUCO or Transfers, but I hope he brings in  a starter and not a "work in progress". We have too many of those sitting on the bench already!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 14, 2015, 03:55:27 pm
It's my understanding Coach P is traveling to London to look at a prospect and then next stop Virginia. I have no idea if these prospects are JUCO or Transfers, but I hope he brings in  a starter and not a "work in progress". We have too many of those sitting on the bench already!!

Coach P. better get going with some recruiting for this coming season.  Word is that Ryan Burnett is also transferring, thereby leaving 3 immediate scholarship slots open!!  This could be a golden opportunity if any really good recruits can be seduced!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 14, 2015, 04:49:06 pm
It's my understanding Coach P is traveling to London to look at a prospect and then next stop Virginia. I have no idea if these prospects are JUCO or Transfers, but I hope he brings in  a starter and not a "work in progress". We have too many of those sitting on the bench already!!

Coach P. better get going with some recruiting for this coming season.  Word is that Ryan Burnett is also transferring, thereby leaving 3 immediate scholarship slots open!!  This could be a golden opportunity if any really good recruits can be seduced!!
I read that on The basketball Forum too. WOW.. This could either make or brake Coach P future. Bring in 3 Transfers ready to go, we go to the NCAA next season. Bring in 3 more work in progress, he's in trouble, My opinion of course!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 14, 2015, 04:56:18 pm
http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/jeff-goodman/insider/post/_/id/4899/top-10-transfers-and-complete-transfer-list
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: guest282 on April 17, 2015, 03:07:18 pm
While it would be nice (and somewhat of a surprise), I don't think it's absolutely necessary for Coach P to bring in an "impact" recruit in order for SBU (1) win the AE regular season and (2) finally win the conference championship.

I think Woodhouse will provide more stability at the point, and that Kam Mitchell will be a pleasant surprise this season, as in double digit PPG and 40%+ shooting from three.

Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 17, 2015, 03:14:42 pm
Agreed. I actually think this is a great opportunity to bring in transfers that have to sit next year. Also wouldn't mind a couple freshman to balance out the classes.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 17, 2015, 04:03:02 pm
While it would be nice (and somewhat of a surprise), I don't think it's absolutely necessary for Coach P to bring in an "impact" recruit in order for SBU (1) win the AE regular season and (2) finally win the conference championship.

I think Woodhouse will provide more stability at the point, and that Kam Mitchell will be a pleasant surprise this season, as in double digit PPG and 40%+ shooting from three.


absolutely necessary, no!. But  he should bring in an another Jameel Warney, if he could, hell yea!! We need a deeper bench Next season.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: guest282 on April 19, 2015, 05:29:17 pm
It'd be great to see a Jameel Warney or Tommy Brenton level recruit added to the roster. Hopefully Coach P will pull it off.  Realistically, to quote an earlier post, we'll see a few new "works in progress". However, I do believe Woodhouse will be the impact player we're all looking for and that some of the current "works in progress" will continue to develop. (I should add that every year I'm convinced that the Jets will win the AFC East.)
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 21, 2015, 10:00:30 am
It's my understanding Coach P is traveling to London to look at a prospect and then next stop Virginia. I have no idea if these prospects are JUCO or Transfers, but I hope he brings in  a starter and not a "work in progress". We have too many of those sitting on the bench already!!

Judging from the lack of news, I'm guessing that Coach P's travels to London and Virginia didn't pan out as hoped.  Any hints as to a Plan B for attracting some court help before the season?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 21, 2015, 05:46:19 pm
We visited 6' 11" Alonzo Campbell of Gahanna Lincoln, the same high school Anthony Jackson played for.

https://twitter.com/ZachFleerLGHL/status/590628839300136962

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/alonzo-campbell
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 21, 2015, 06:21:11 pm
We visited 6' 11" Alonzo Campbell of Gahanna Lincoln, the same high school Anthony Jackson played for.

https://twitter.com/ZachFleerLGHL/status/590628839300136962

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/alonzo-campbell
Any film on this boy!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 21, 2015, 06:23:22 pm
We visited 6' 11" Alonzo Campbell of Gahanna Lincoln, the same high school Anthony Jackson played for.

https://twitter.com/ZachFleerLGHL/status/590628839300136962

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/alonzo-campbell
Any film on this boy!!!
I see Campbell missed his entire senior year due to injuries..
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 21, 2015, 09:48:09 pm
I'm not saying that this kid (Campbell) isn't good.  He certainly is well touted in some of the press I've seen (couldn't find any video).  However, he sounds like the definition of a "project", after missing his entire senior year due to injury and weighing only 205 lbs. at 6'11" (big time weight room candidate).  So, I can't imagine that he would log any minutes this coming season.  I also notice that, at least from what I can tell, he didn't get an offer from SBU (only interest). 

The candidate from Ohio I would hope the Seawolves are able to get is '16 PF/C Darius Harper.  The offer has been in for some time, and they may have a reasonable shot.  I think he could really be a good one!!

So, that said, I'm left with my original question:  What is Plan B for immediate impact scholarships for the coming season?

Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 22, 2015, 10:05:36 am
I'm not saying that this kid (Campbell) isn't good.  He certainly is well touted in some of the press I've seen (couldn't find any video).  However, he sounds like the definition of a "project", after missing his entire senior year due to injury and weighing only 205 lbs. at 6'11" (big time weight room candidate).  So, I can't imagine that he would log any minutes this coming season.  I also notice that, at least from what I can tell, he didn't get an offer from SBU (only interest). 

The candidate from Ohio I would hope the Seawolves are able to get is '16 PF/C Darius Harper.  The offer has been in for some time, and they may have a reasonable shot.  I think he could really be a good one!!

So, that said, I'm left with my original question:  What is Plan B for immediate impact scholarships for the coming season?


I think the immediate impact player for next year is Woodhouse. I know I tend to be a bit too optimistic, I really like next year team as is. I'd like the focus needs to be on replacing Warney, Puriefoy, and McGrew in 16-17
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 22, 2015, 08:39:37 pm
Woodhouse will be a nice addition but we need depth.  If we have  three scholarships  I would look for two of them filled with impact players and then a  work in progress. One or two injuries  would really hurt next year  if  we don't have a good depth .   Its a long season and anything can happen so give me two really good players that can start if needed and then a project for the future.  Also  our  rookies from this year need to improve and become consistent every  game.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: guest282 on April 22, 2015, 10:27:21 pm
Unfortunately Coach P has not been able to bring in many recruits that have provided much of an impact their first year. This year, it will be even harder as the three spots did not open up until after the season ended.

I think it's reasonable to expect improvement from Thrower, McGrew, Nyama and Mitchell. If Warney can improve his mid-range game (and free throws), as good as he is he may end up being the most improved player on the team.

Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 23, 2015, 02:30:37 pm
http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/2015/4/23/8481269/myles-stewart-set-to-transfer-from-st-johns

Whaddya think--should the Seawolves make a run at this guy?  Seems like there may be some untapped potential there, and if he truly is a "sharpshooter" as the article intimates, he could be an excellent boost to the now reduced cadre of guards.

Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 23, 2015, 03:15:06 pm
http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/2015/4/23/8481269/myles-stewart-set-to-transfer-from-st-johns

Whaddya think--should the Seawolves make a run at this guy?  Seems like there may be some untapped potential there, and if he truly is a "sharpshooter" as the article intimates, he could be an excellent boost to the now reduced cadre of guards.


I love your optimism Gold, but we have no chance!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 23, 2015, 04:41:32 pm
http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/2015/4/23/8481269/myles-stewart-set-to-transfer-from-st-johns

Whaddya think--should the Seawolves make a run at this guy?  Seems like there may be some untapped potential there, and if he truly is a "sharpshooter" as the article intimates, he could be an excellent boost to the now reduced cadre of guards.


I love your optimism Gold, but we have no chance!!!!

Normally I would agree, Hammer, but the article states "...Stewart is now going to look for a lower level school that can offer him a scholarship and more playing time".  I thought that might signify an outside chance.  And, since at the current time he is located practically around the corner (i.e. in Queens), it seems worth a shot to take a look-see and have a chat, don't you think?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 23, 2015, 05:45:47 pm
He was a walk on at St. John's, so I would like our chances, but I think we could get someone with a little more pedigree. Also, in the transfer game, I'd rather a guy like Woodhouse who produced at a midmajor, than a guy like Stewart who hardly played in a major conference.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 23, 2015, 06:24:17 pm
He was a walk on at St. John's, so I would like our chances, but I think we could get someone with a little more pedigree. Also, in the transfer game, I'd rather a guy like Woodhouse who produced at a midmajor, than a guy like Stewart who hardly played in a major conference.
It's all up to our coaching staff now. If they have no interest in Stewart no sense talking about it. But this coaching staff rarely ever talk about pending scholarships and transfers beforehand!! So we're always left in the dark!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: captaindj21 on April 23, 2015, 08:59:56 pm
The coaching staff rarely ever talks about pending scholarships and transfers beforehand because they're not allowed to.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 24, 2015, 12:08:56 pm
The coaching staff rarely ever talks about pending scholarships and transfers beforehand because they're not allowed to.
You are right, but someone always leaks news about transfers, usually on social media or the Press!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 26, 2015, 10:16:20 am
I see that Ryan Burnett has been picked up by USC Aiken
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 26, 2015, 05:06:31 pm
I see that Ryan Burnett has been picked up by USC Aiken
Yes, Div2 as he should. King is visiting Fairfield!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 28, 2015, 06:31:18 am
I think Ahmad Walker might be coming back to Stony Brook. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2015, 06:39:18 am
I think Ahmad Walker might be coming back to Stony Brook. Can anyone confirm?
I didn't read or hear that.... Why do think so???
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2015, 08:55:40 am
I think Ahmad Walker might be coming back to Stony Brook. Can anyone confirm?
I didn't read or hear that.... Why do think so???
  It's all over Twitter now. Walker will be back At SB.. our bench all of a sudden has gotten deep. We also have 2 more scholarships slots to fill. Hopefully Pikiell brings in  BIG!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 28, 2015, 09:11:12 am
!?!WHAT!?!?!

I only wonder if he didn't leave if we would've been one stinking point better than Albany in the title game.

...maybe he just wanted to play in IFCU as he was promised!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2015, 09:45:38 am
http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/reports-ahmad-walker-is-transferring-back-to-stony-bro-1700617452?rev=1430224897691
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on April 28, 2015, 10:50:00 am
Damn this is great news. I doubt we'll ever find out what caused Ahmad to leave but it couldn't have been too bad if he's being brought back.

He really was an electric player- he played great defense and really could run the court with the best of them. With Woodhouse and Ahmad coming this year, this team could really be electric.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on April 28, 2015, 10:51:38 am
Confirmed by Greg Logan on Twitter

Quote
Can confirm Ahmad Walker, who left @StonyBrookMBB after frosh year to attend Barton CC JUCO in Kansas, is returning to #Seawolves.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 28, 2015, 11:12:15 am
Well that's definitely an impact recruit everyone was looking for.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 28, 2015, 11:27:14 am
ha, yes it is.

pikiell is in the odd situation of having to convince a recruit twice.  or maybe on the second time, he didn't have to!

the nice thing is that he is not an unknown quantity nor a work in progress.  no waiting to see if he is a bust.  he's an impact player.  in fact he might even be improved.

this really changes the look of the lineup.  where does he fit in?  im assuming he stays in that sort-of-3 slot that he plays?  he's a little short to play power forward, but has that style of play and could be a valuable swingman.

early prediction is warney and mcgrew in the post, tre and woodhouse/thrower up top, maybe walker/nyama in the mix?
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2015, 12:15:33 pm
The only down side i remember of Walker was sometimes his wildness on the floor and his free throws were only 57%. The craziness at times is something that can be fixed fairly easily, but improving at the foul line takes a lot more practise.. All in all, this is a plus for SBB come next season!!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: guest282 on April 28, 2015, 12:37:03 pm
Walker shot over 40% from the field as a freshmen, and has probably gotten better. I'd have to agree with the consensus and say this is a big addition.

My two cents for the starting lineup next year- Warney, McGrew, Nyama, Mitchell and Woodhouse (personally I like Tres off the bench- though Coach P will likely start his senior and captain), with Tres and Walker providing meaningful minutes. Add in Thrower and Sekunda (Petrus?) and you're looking at a pretty deep team that could beat you from the inside and also run teams from the AE off the court.



Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: laxnation on April 28, 2015, 01:16:33 pm
Hammer - Walker didn't leave the team, but was actually kicked off the team for failing at least two drugs tests for pot.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2015, 04:48:16 pm
Hammer - Walker didn't leave the team, but was actually kicked off the team for failing at least two drugs tests for pot.
Lax, smoking weed is a violation in the Penal code. Being thrown off the team for that is petty. . I rather see that than steroids! !. I don't condemn the boy for that!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 29, 2015, 11:20:46 am
Also mentioned on the AE board yesterday

"Something from the other SBU's message board (Bonnies).
Quote:
I heard Ogunyemi to Stony Brook but that was before his visit. Hopefully coach and staff made a good impressio.
http://bonabandwagon.proboards.com/post/124741/thread"

Would love to bring in Ogunyemi. Have him work with Warney while he redshirts next year, and give us a proven commodity the following year after Warney graduates.

Hope it happens.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 30, 2015, 09:35:52 am
Looks like the Seawolves have a lot of wingmen all of a sudden:

http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/seawolves-add-ghanaian-born-wingman-to-roster-1701179324
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 30, 2015, 10:00:00 am
Looks like the Seawolves have a lot of wingmen all of a sudden:

http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/seawolves-add-ghanaian-born-wingman-to-roster-1701179324
I see that.. I will look to find some video on the kid.. Now, lets try and bring in some big boys up front to give Warney a break!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 30, 2015, 11:04:57 am
http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/seawolves-add-ghanaian-born-wingman-to-roster-1701179324
[/quote] I see that.. I will look to find some video on the kid.[/quote]

Since you mentioned it, here's a look from his previous team, etc. last September.  Since then he's been racking up even better stats.

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/akwasi-yeboah
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 30, 2015, 11:21:17 am
http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/seawolves-add-ghanaian-born-wingman-to-roster-1701179324
I see that.. I will look to find some video on the kid.[/quote]

Since you mentioned it, here's a look from his previous team, etc. last September.  Since then he's been racking up even better stats.

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/akwasi-yeboah

[/quote] Thanks Gold for the find.. Well, Looks like he can shoot the 3 ball.. I also like how feisty he is under the rim. He has some really nice moves and looks pretty good on D.. I wonder if Coach P is going to Redshirt him or is he an impact player. Probably will be redshirted because of Walker coming back to play!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 30, 2015, 12:21:40 pm
http://seawolvesnation.kinja.com/seawolves-add-ghanaian-born-wingman-to-roster-1701179324
I see that.. I will look to find some video on the kid.[/quote]

Since you mentioned it, here's a look from his previous team, etc. last September.  Since then he's been racking up even better stats.

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/akwasi-yeboah
[/quote]

That basketball looks ridiculous
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: guest282 on April 30, 2015, 12:39:58 pm
Yeboah reminds me of Kam Mitchell, a 6'5" guard with a nice outside shot but only so-so ball handling ability. If he can knock down the three, I say bring him in next year. If I were Coach P I'd go all in to try to win the AE tourney while I still had Warney. 
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 30, 2015, 12:45:35 pm
ICYMI Chris Braley to St. Anselm.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 30, 2015, 11:57:48 pm
Akwasi Yeboah was ranked the 5 best under 19 prospect in the UK last year. The four kids in front of him were all born either a year or two years before Akwasi.

Also we was playing in the same league as Danny Carter this year, and actually elminated Danny's Reading Rockets from the playoffs in the semi finals.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 30, 2015, 11:58:19 pm
http://dengcamp.com/player-rankings/
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 03, 2015, 01:44:54 am
I'm not saying that this kid (Campbell) isn't good.  He certainly is well touted in some of the press I've seen (couldn't find any video).  However, he sounds like the definition of a "project", after missing his entire senior year due to injury and weighing only 205 lbs. at 6'11" (big time weight room candidate).  So, I can't imagine that he would log any minutes this coming season.  I also notice that, at least from what I can tell, he didn't get an offer from SBU (only interest). 

The candidate from Ohio I would hope the Seawolves are able to get is '16 PF/C Darius Harper.  The offer has been in for some time, and they may have a reasonable shot.  I think he could really be a good one!!

So, that said, I'm left with my original question:  What is Plan B for immediate impact scholarships for the coming season?

Just an update that it looks like we've offered Campbell. I agree that he sounds like a project, but presumably he's worked out for our coaches though and they have liked what they have seen.

I wonder if this offer means we're out of the running for ogunyemi? The only placed I've seen us mentioned with Ogunyemi was on the st. bonaventure message board. Maybe we were never really involved.

https://twitter.com/ZachFleerLGHL/status/594273990664912896
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 04, 2015, 05:06:49 pm
walker: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050415aaa.html
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on May 04, 2015, 07:52:16 pm
walker: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050415aaa.html
Its a beautiful thing. He could only be better coming in for 2 more seasons. Mr. Heilbron told me at the girls lacrosse game on Sat, Stony Brook interviewed a big Center who is still in highschool, no further details!!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 04, 2015, 08:12:28 pm
walker: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050415aaa.html
Its a beautiful thing. He could only be better coming in for 2 more seasons. Mr. Heilbron told me at the girls lacrosse game on Sat, Stony Brook interviewed a big Center who is still in highschool, no further details!!

He must have been talking about Alonzo Campbell out of the Columbus, OH area.  They seem to be high on him, and have offered.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 06, 2015, 10:39:02 am
Just an update that it looks like we've offered Campbell. I agree that he sounds like a project, but presumably he's worked out for our coaches though and they have liked what they have seen.

I wonder if this offer means we're out of the running for ogunyemi? The only placed I've seen us mentioned with Ogunyemi was on the st. bonaventure message board. Maybe we were never really involved.

https://twitter.com/ZachFleerLGHL/status/594273990664912896

Looks like Ogunyemi is transferring to BU.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 10, 2015, 09:57:24 pm

The latest info I saw is that Campbell has narrowed his choices to either Kennesaw St. or Stony Brook.  I say that's no contest!!  If the kid is as smart as we hope he's talented, SBU is the clear choice, don't ya think?

Note: Since an issue was raised about this in the '16 Recruiting link, I posted this info there as well.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 11, 2015, 10:17:09 am
Looks like former Boston College coach Al Skinner is now at Kennesaw State. Still I like our chances. Hopefully our coaches can get this done
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 11, 2015, 03:31:00 pm
Campbell committed to Stony Brook!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 13, 2015, 03:56:44 pm
Press release for Yeboah and Campbell

http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/051315aac.html
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Quickdraw62 on May 14, 2015, 09:43:45 am
Press release for Yeboah and Campbell

http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/051315aac.html

I would think both Yeboah and Campbell redshirt next year, allowing you to have 11 players who should see time based on situation, with you being 2 deep at every position.  Having a European trip and the 10 practices allowed plus the games is perfect for you so that Woodhouse and Walker get some game action in.

http://www.hoopsfix.com/2015/05/akwasi-yeboah-signs-for-d1-school-stony-brook/

http://dengcamp.com/yeboah-stones-throw-to-brook/

Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 14, 2015, 10:51:44 am
Agree 100% Quick.

I'm very excited for this upcoming season. I think this team is going to make some serious noise.
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Quickdraw62 on May 14, 2015, 01:10:57 pm
Agree 100% Quick.

I'm very excited for this upcoming season. I think this team is going to make some serious noise.

I agree, very interested in seeing the non-conference schedule.  This team should be very experienced and therefore competitive with most teams.  Also like to see them use their depth to push pace at both ends of the floor.  I expect surprising (to some) improvement with Petras with a year in system/training/skill work giving them ability to play big at times vs large opponents.  Also a lot of 4 out 1 in surrounding Warney with shooters/slashers.  Your best team on paper for sure. 
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on May 14, 2015, 03:47:49 pm
 This could be  a great team coming up  always  hopeful that we can get over the March Hump in AE.  Only  non conference games I know we have are home against Hofstra and Princeton other that I hope we post a good OOC schedule. .
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on May 16, 2015, 08:49:19 am
This could be  a great team coming up  always  hopeful that we can get over the March Hump in AE.  Only  non conference games I know we have are home against Hofstra and Princeton other that I hope we post a good OOC schedule. .
[/quote
I agree. Campbell is the big Center I have been talking about for some time. We just dont know yet if he is an impact player or project. Having two, 6' 11" Centers on a team is nice, but I really hope Petrus comes around and is improving.

As far as our OOC schedule, I hope coach P puts us against the top teams in the league like he did last season.I think that really gave this team the confidence boost going forward , and hey, you never know but we could quite possibly pull off another win against an AP team!...And It's nice to have a low RPI and BPI going into the playoffs!
Title: Re: 2015 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on June 25, 2015, 09:10:20 am
ICYMI:  Looks like Ryan Burnett, who supposedly was transferring to South Carolina-Aiken, is now transferring to Saint Leo instead.